In my world, watching the Food Network show Diners, Drive-ins and Dives before bed is equivalent to eating food. Because, I will undoubtedly go to bed and dream about what I just watched on the television set, and I will wake up still thinking about it, and I will spend most of the day re-watching it in my brain. Then, I will try to make what I saw. Hence, watching Triple D = eating food. Do you follow? It's okay because I don't.
The other night on the show someone made a huge coffee rubbed beef brisket, and it looked ridiculous. A thousand spices, grilled, then braised, then sauteed in au jus. I want to go to there. So I tried, and came up with my own quicker, smaller, more affordable version...
Coffee Rubbed Flank Steak
2-3lb. Flank steak
1 T instant espresso
1 T chili powder
1 T brown sugar
1 T paprika
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp oregano
1/2 tsp dry mustard
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp black pepper
Combine all spices in a bowl, stir with fork.
Place steak in roasting pan. Set oven to broil. Rub spices all over steak, on both sides.
Broil 4 minutes a side for medium rare. My cup 'o tea.
This was really good, y'all. Very flavorful, a hint of spice, a hint of sweet, juicy steak. It wasn't slow roasted brisket, but it was a good Tuesday night meal.
(Served with Chipotle Green Beans, which I will try to post soon...)